Henry and Joes – stand out food and adorable staff

  Newbury has some great places to eat and they need local support or we will lose them.  The Newbury Pub, Mio Fiore and any other privately owned establishments should be given our custom so that they stay and grow. Home made bread and butter, totally delicious     I was told this dish was […]

The Eastbury Plough – great food in a great setting – what we are good at

I love these wonderful country pubs,  the Plough is opposite a village pond with ducks, picturesque and you would think a huge pull to anyone wanting to experience a bit of English country life.  It has a lovely log fire for the winter months and a good seating area for the summer so perfect all […]

Noble House, Portsmouth, makes the good into excellent

Anne and I ( you may recognise her from such posts as Thames Lido and others ) went down to Portsmouth to see Gerald van Courtland Vernon Jackson, the only Mayor of Newbury who needed two lines on his mayoral plaque in Newbury Town Hall.  I was fortunate enough to be his Mayoress which was […]

Newbury is getting better and better, thanks Henry and Joes

We are so lucky in Newbury, we have the Greenham Trust, The Corn Exchange, Ace Space, so many things to do and so many good places to eat like the Bladebone and the Newbury as well as Arigato, The Castle and now – tadah! – Henry and Joes. I first bumped into this dynamic duo […]

How perfect, exercise and feed in one place – Reading Lido

Ooh what is this? Not the usual first thing you see as you walk through the door of a great restaurant but The Reading Lido has more than delicious food available.  No this didnt have a tailors but water, a fantastic open air swimming pool (yes that is indeed a Lido) surrounded by a kitchen, […]

Guess where I was, trick question, The BRAND NEW Castle!

If you saw the featured image you may have thought that I was at the Red House but I wasn’t, I was at the opening of the pub The Castle in Donnington which has just been taken over by the people who own and run The Red House in Marsh Benham.  Thank goodness as at […]

At last – a great Lebanese in Newbury

One of my favourite food styles is Arabic type, lamb, bread, rice, salad, lots of things to dip the bread in.  Before I got divorced this year I used to go to Thailand every year and as soon as I got off the plane in Koh Samui and would start my lamb lust.  What is […]

Competition – Best Christmas Party venue (food) in West Berkshire

Having been to The Red House in Marsh Benham I realised that they had a great Christmas menu.  Sadly I don’t really like turkey or Brussels sprouts and they had a turkey stuffed with sausage meat and covered in bacon.  Also I will take one for the team if I have to!  You cant say […]

Arigato Newbury-Japanese charm

I have been meaning to visit Arigato since it opened but I irritatingly and inconveniently broke my wrist.  Luckily my incredibly patient and helpful DIL (daughter in law) dropped me off there on Wednesday for me to try the food before I interviewed either the incredibly charming Adrian or George, the chef which I will […]

Orange at The Sir Roger Titchborne ooh

My dear readers, as you know I dont travel hugely but love any chance to blog somewhere new.  Myself, Ed and the bots and Becky ended up at the Sir Roger Titchborne http://www.thetichborne.co.uk/  in Billinghurst.  We wanted to see a great band, Orange, that I have followed for many years.  One of it’s song contains […]